Campus Visits & Tours

A visit to campus is one of the best ways to learn about the university's academic programs, student services and community life. We encourage future students and their parents to register for an Engineering Information Session to learn more about the Cockrell School and the university.

Campus Visits

You can register for an official campus visit led by a freshman admissions counselor to give you the inside scoop on admissions, housing, financial aid and other important topics. Separate information sessions are held for both prospective and admitted students, followed by a student-led tour of campus.

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Engineering Information Sessions

Information sessions for prospective freshmen (content is focused on those who have not already been admitted) are typically hosted on Fridays or Mondays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. An academic advisor from Engineering Student Services (ESS) leads the sessions. Students and parents receive information about the different engineering degrees offered, as well as information about student services. 

Register online to attend one of the sessions below. Please arrive at the scheduled location 15 minutes before your meeting. You may call ESS at 512-471-4321 for more information about the Engineering Information Session, or other general info about the Cockrell School.

Click to see the Fall 2016 Schedule
Friday Sept. 2 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Sept. 9 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Sept. 16 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday Sept. 19 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Sept. 23 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Sept. 30 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Oct. 7 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Oct. 14 2:00 - 3:00 pm PHR 2.110
Friday Oct. 21 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday Oct. 24 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Oct. 28 2:00 - 3:00 pm CLA 0.102
Friday Nov. 4 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Nov. 11 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday Nov. 14 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Nov. 18 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Tuesday Nov. 22 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday Nov. 28 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Dec. 9 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday Dec. 12 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Dec. 16 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302

Department Sub-sessions

The following departments host information sessions one to three times per month: Aerospace Engineering (ASE), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Computational Engineering (COE) and Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering (CAEE). These sessions provide a more in-depth presentation about their respective majors, and can be attended following a general Engineering Information Session. Register online to attend one or more of the sessions below.

Click to see the Fall 2016 Schedule
Friday Sept. 2 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday Sept. 16 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday Sept. 16 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday Sept. 16 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday Sept. 16 3:30 - 4:30 pm CAEE
Monday Sept. 19 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday Sept. 23 3:30 - 4:30 pm ECE
Friday Sept. 30 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday Sept. 30 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday Oct. 14 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday Oct. 14 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday Oct. 14 3:30 - 4:30 pm CAEE
Friday Oct. 14 3:30 - 4:30 pm ECE
Friday Oct. 21 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Monday Oct. 24 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday Nov. 4 3:15 - 4:15 pm COE
Friday Nov. 4 3:30 - 4:15 pm BME
Friday Nov. 11 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday Nov. 11 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday Nov. 11 3:30 - 4:30 pm CAEE
Monday Nov. 14 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Monday Nov. 14 3:30 - 4:30 pm ECE
Friday Nov. 18 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Monday Nov. 28 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday Dec. 9 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday Dec. 9 3:15 - 4:15 pm COE
Friday Dec. 9 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday Dec. 9 3:30 - 4:30 pm CAEE
Monday Dec. 12 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday Dec. 16 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME

Individual Department Meetings by Appointment 

The following departments offer individual appointments:  Aerospace Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; and the Equal Opportunity in Engineering program.  Prospective chemical engineering students can request a meeting with a peer advisor by emailing visitmcketta@che.utexas.edu. Students are highly encouraged to attend an Engineering Information Session before scheduling an individual appointment with a department.  View department information 

Prospective External Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to the Cockrell School of Engineering from another university can meet individually with an advisor in Engineering Student Services. Call 512-471-4321 to schedule an appointment. While prospective transfer students are also welcome to attend an Engineering Information Session, parts of the presentation are geared specifically towards prospective first-time college students. Read more information about the external transfer process.

High School Group Visits

Due to the volume of requests we receive, the Cockrell School of Engineering has limited capacity to schedule group visits. We encourage your group to attend our campus-wide open house, Explore UT, which is open to groups and individuals of all ages during the spring. Additionally, we welcome your group to join an Engineering Information Session, held most Fridays and some Mondays during the academic year and summer (see schedule above). If none of these options work for your group, please complete this form to provide information about your anticipated visit. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Our ability to accommodate your request will depend on the time of year and availability of staff members.

Residence Hall Tours

Get an inside look at what it's like living on campus by touring one of the residence halls.  These tours are a chance to learn how the Division of Housing and Food Service provides positive living experiences through wellness programs, leadership opportunities and group learning. Visit residence hall rooms, study lounges, dining centers and more.  No registration required.  View the residence hall tour schedule   

Admissions Center Visit

The university maintains admissions centers on campus and around the state, staffed by admissions professionals who work with and meet with prospective students and their families.  To attend an information session in your local area, contact the UT Austin Admission Centers in your area.

Explore UT 

Visit us during the university's annual open house and participate in any of the nearly 400 events, activities, performances, exhibits, lectures and demonstrations for the entire family.  Learn about engineering, hear from professors and participate in hands-on activities led by student organization leaders. The event is free, no registration required.  Create your own Explore UT schedule

Admissions Center Visit

The university maintains admissions centers on campus and around the state, staffed by admissions professionals who work with and meet with prospective students and their families.  To attend an information session in your local area, contact the UT Austin Admission Centers in your area.

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After Admission

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